The Organizers

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is the global network for forest science cooperation, uniting more than 15,000 scientists from almost 700 member organizations in over 110 countries that cooperate on a voluntary basis ( Their mission is to advance research excellence and knowledge sharing, and to foster the development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people worldwide.
IUFRO activities are organized in divisions and working groups dedicated to different research aspects and collaboration groups.
DIVISION 8 Forest Environment is the main force behind this conference but inter divisional exchange is the main objective to enrich knowledge co-production. IUFRO Division 8 activities aim at providing a platform and a network for scientific progress and exchange on forest management and planning, including conservation of forested areas. An important effort relies on creating the needed synergy between efforts maturing in forest science communities with those oriented towards global problems, including global change and biodiversity erosion. All forested biome of the world, including boreal, temperate, Mediterranean, tropical humid and tropical dry forest are taken into consideration. Connections with all Divisions and Task Forces dealing with complementary topics such as sustainable silviculture, physiology, genetics, forest operations, modelling, wood products, social sciences and forest health are ALSO at the core of the activity of D8.

The National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) is a decentralized public body created in 1956, with presence throughout Argentina. The Institute has a headquarters, 15 regional centers, 52 experimental stations, 6 research centers, 22 research institutes, and more than 350 extension units.
INTA’s objectives and efforts are oriented towards innovation as the engine of national development. As a member of the National System of Science, Technology and National Innovation, INTA develops capacities for the agro-industrial sector and participates in networks that foster inter-institutional cooperation. In addition, INTA generates knowledge and technologies that it puts at the service of different sectors of society, through its extension, information and communication systems.
INTA’s contributions allow the country to achieve greater potential and generate new opportunities to access regional and international markets with products and services having high added value.

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee


Dr. Sandra Luque. IRSTEA-TETIS, France

Dr. Jose Alberto Gobbi. INTA, Argentina

Prof. Giovanni Sanesi. University of Bari, Italy

Prof. Louis Iverson. US FS, USA

Prof. João Azevedo. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Dr. Alexia Stokes. CIRAD, France

Prof. Yeda Maria Malheiros De Oliveira. Embrapa, Brazil

Dr. Manuel Guariguata. CIFOR, Costa Rica

Dr. Pablo Peri. INTA, Argentina

Dr. Luis Inostroza. Geographisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Dr. Adison Altamirano. Universidad de la Frontera Temuco, Chile

Dr. Frédéric Gosselin. IRSTEA, France

Dr. Graciela Rusch. NINA, Norway

Dr. Victor Avila Akerberg. ICAR, UNAM, Mexico

Ms. Shona Myers. INTECOL, New Zealand

Dr. Alice C. Hughes. ATBC Asia-Pacific – Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Dolors Armenteras. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Prof. Christine Fürst. Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Dr. Plinio Sist. Cirad, France

Communication Officer

Dr. Pinar Pamukcu-Albers. Nature Conservation Centre Turkey <>

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee


 Jose Alberto Gobbi. INTA, Argentina

Vice Chairs

Juan Manuel Díaz. Gobierno Provincia de Misiones, Argentina

Octavio Enrique Ingaramo. INTA, Argentina


L. Analía Púgener. Universidad de La Pampa, Argentina

Committee Members

Estela Cristeche. INTA, Argentina

 Natalia Fracassi. INTA, Argentina

 Marta Vancsik. Gobierno Provincia de Misiones, Argentina

 Fidelina Silva. INTA & Universidad de Misiones, Argentina

Martín Delssin. INTA, Argentina

Lili Bley. INTA, Argentina

Francisco Pascual. INTA, Argentina

Ignacio Villasuso. INTA, Argentina

Tobías Berger. Brand TB, Argentina

Andrea Schuh y Matías Morawicki. TecnoSoul, Argentina

 Katia Púgener. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Héctor Boccanera. INTA, Argentina

Martín Irurueta. INTA, Argentina

Key Partners


We greatly appreciate the important role of key partners in the funding, planning, coordination and organization of the Conference.

National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France)


International Association for Landscape Ecology




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